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Task Force Duterte Lanao Sur Power hits the ground running

Barely a month after Task Force Duterte Lanao Sur Power took over the operations of the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Lasureco), employees of the electric cooperative (EC) are now receiving their salaries on time, as Lasureco Acting General Manager Nordjiana Ducol bared plans to rehabilitate the ailing coop.  

“As a result of our active collection activities, we are now able to disburse salaries of our employees without delay. This has led to greater commitment from our people to perform efficiently and unify behind Administrator Masongsong’s thrust for transparency and reform,” Ducol said.  

National Electrification Administration (NEA) Chief Edgardo Masongsong activated Task Force Duterte Lanao Sur Power in January this year to review Lasureco’s governance policies and institute needed reforms in the financial, institutional, and technical areas of the EC operations. 

Administrator Masongsong said “the Task Force will be on top of reinforcing the vision and mission statements of the coop, as well as obtaining commitment building from EC leaders and other stakeholders to hasten the implementation of rural electrification projects in the province.” 

 According to Acting GM Ducol, collection revenue of the coop surged to P7 million from February 1 to 15, 2017 billing period, as against the P4 million revenue collected from January 1 to 15 of the same year.  

She stressed that the high collection rate of the coop is a result of their regular information dissemination and consumer education campaigns, as well as the ongoing computerization of their billing system.  

A quick response team, she said, was likewise formed “to respond to customer complaints and queries within two hours, or as early as possible, and mobilize ground personnel to inspect dilapidated electric poles, overloaded kWh meters, and faulty wiring system.”  

Ducol said “all these measures aimed at intensifying our revenue generating capacity have helped us provide better working conditions for our employees and motivate them to be our partners in the rural electrification initiatives.”  

According to Administrator Masongsong, “NEA is effecting these reforms not only to boost the morale of the coop’s employees, but ultimately cushion the Member-Consumer-Owners from undue harm brought about by a number of operational challenges that have hounded Lasureco.”  

“Through Task Force Duterte Lanao Sur Power, we hope to finally consolidate a good governance platform that will be aligned to the agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte to uplift the lives of the Filipinos, especially the poorest of the poor.”

SURNECO team deserves credit for speedy power restoration in quake-hit areas—NEA

The Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Surneco) deserves credit for making power available in the quake-hit areas at the soonest possible time after a magnitude 6.7 quake resulted in power outages in Surigao City and other municipalities in the province of Surigao del Norte.

This according to National Electrification Administration (NEA) Chief Edgardo Masongsong, who on Sunday lauded the officials and employees of Surneco "for heeding the call of duty even if they themselves were affected by the earthquake."

"This crisis displays the commitment of the electric cooperative to prioritize the interests of the Member-Consumer-Owners and lessen the impact of the calamity on their daily activity,” said the NEA chief. 

As of February 12, 2017, Surigao City and all four affected municipalities under the coverage area of Surneco are already energized. The four municipalities include San Francisco, Malimono, Sison, and Taganaan.

Administrator Masongsong said that as of February 13, power restoration is already at 97%. The rest of the restoration works, he stressed, will be concentrated on reconnecting lateral lines and power lines near the coastal areas.

Masongsong flew to Surigao on Sunday to make an ocular inspection of the main office of Surneco, which was heavily damaged in the earthquake.

The estimated cost of the damage to the coop’s headquarters is estimated at seven million pesos, while line network damage is estimated at 300,000 pesos.

“We want to assure our affected Member-Consumer-Owners that the NEA and Surneco are doing round-the-clock operations to be able to provide power to areas that are as yet unenergized," Masongsong said. 

"We will likewise continue to upgrade the prepositioning capacities of electric cooperatives nationwide to allow them to better respond to calamities and other emergency situations."


National Electrician Administration (NEA) Chief Edgardo Masongsong said that the Agency is fully committed to assist the Abra Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ABRECO ) as the power cop gathers pace to implement plans to improve its operations and serve better its Member-Consumer-Owners (MCOs). 

“NEA continues to institute mechanisms that will favorably advance the cause of our electricity consumers in the province of Abra. We are following directives from President Rodrigo Duterte And Secretary Alfonso Cusi to look from the perspective of our consumers and intensity the electrification of far-flung areas to give our people a fair chance to have a meaningful and satisfying life,” the Administrator said. 

During the Strategic Development Planning Workshop held last January 13-14, 2017 at the BEHNECO Headquarters, Administrator Masongsong said that NEA has consistently utilized its resources to help prop up ABRECO’s operations, the most recent being the calamity loan worth Php10 million granted to the power coop on December 9, 2016 to aid it in its typhoon  Lawin rehabilitation efforts. 

“NEA is addressing ABRECO’s situation from all fronts. All factors are being considered-financial, operational, cultural, and political-to be able to identify the most effective strategies to turn around its operations. In terms of assistance, NEA will continue to give what is necessary to ease the burden of the coop and allow it to perform as optimally as it should,” he added. 

A Comprehensive Audit of ABRECO’s operations, he said, will be conducted by the NEA EC Audit Department to evaluate the operations of the cooperative. Possible management strategies will also be mapped out to assist the coop on issues of settlement of power accounts, implementation of organizational realignment, provision of engineering assistance programs, among others. 

From 2004 to 2014, NEA has released to ABRECO subsidy funds aggregating to Php56.6 million, which consisted of subsidies for the implementation of the Sitio Electrification Program (SEP) and Barangay Line Enhancement Program (BLEP) and its procurement of a modular generator set. 

To reduce its system loss, ABRECO was granted Php2.2 million in 2004 and Php2.5 million in 2005. And, to finance its procurement of distribution system equipment and expand its rural electrification initiatives, Php7.6 million loan was given in 2003. 

Apart from the financial assistance packages, NEA has also provided support in the rehabilitation of the distribution systems of the power coop after it was hit by typhoon Lawin last October 20, 2016. NEA engineers personally monitored and supervised the reconstruction works until power 100% restored at the household level on December 14, 2016. 

A consultation meeting with the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) was also initiated by the Agency early this year to consolidate moves in addressing ABRECO’s arrearages with power suppliers and other creditors.

NEA pump primes CASURECO III for Typhoon Nina restoration efforts

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has initiated remedial measures to pump prime the power restoration efforts in Camarines Sur III Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO III) following the directive of Energy Secretary and NEA Board Chair Alfonso G. Cusi to fast track the rehabilitation of damaged distribution lines caused by super-typhoon Nina which stands at 76.87% in terms of households re-energized as of 3:00 pm of January 31, 2017.

“The people deserve the best and most efficient service that the electric cooperatives (ECs) can provide. They already suffer the wrath of nature. It is unfair that they are also deprived of the most basic necessities in life, electricity, among others”, said Secretary Cusi.

CASURECO III is one of the ECs in the Bicol Region which was heavily damaged by Typhoon Nina with 75,388 consumers affected. The rehabilitation of distribution line and power restoration become an enormous task for CASURECO III even with the assistance of a Task Force Kapatid team of coops from Regions VI and VIII, namely ILECO III, CAPELCO, ANTECO, DORELCO/LEYECO I, LEYECO II & LEYECO III and Private Electric Distribution Utilities from Region III such as CELCOR, DECORP and TEI. (Other ECs like CENECO, LEYECO V, BILECO, SORECO I & II also pledged support for CASURECO III).

The operation of TFK was hampered by massive flooding due to heavy downpour and bad weather condition in early January in the towns of Baao, Balatan, Bato, Buhi, Bula, and the City of Iriga. Other factors which derailed the project completion include the coop’s mountainous and difficult terrain, delay in the delivery of electrical materials and limited manpower available vis-à-vis the magnitude of destruction in the coop’s distribution facilities.

To address these issues, NEA, headed by Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong, together with CASURECO I General Manager Ana Sylvia M. Alsisto & CASURECO IV General Manager Veronica T. Briones, met with CASURECO III Board of Directors and Management to help formulate the best possible courses of action that will be carried out for the immediate rehabilitation of facilities and resumption of power. TFK teams will be divided into sub-teams to handle different areas of concern. CASURECO I & IV will deploy additional linemen to work on massive service dropping. Additional TFK teams from Regions III & IV such as QUEZELCO II, PELCO III, PRESCO, ZAMECO I & II and NEECO I will be mobilized to reinforce the existing teams working on the project.

Administrator Masongsong said, “This kind of situation tests the ability of ECs to endure the difficulties in operation especially during this time of crisis. These experiences shall teach and hone ECs to become more resilient and disaster-ready in order to protect the best interest of the people.”

Starting February 01, 2017, a change on leadership will be effected to take the rein of CASURECO III. Dubbed as Task Force Duterte Rinconada Power, the new team shall perform duties and responsibilities of an EC Board of Directors prescribed under NEA Bulletin No. 35. It is also expected to lead the coop to meet the operational and financial parameters set by NEA to better address the needs and demands of the CASURECO III member-consumer-owners (MCOs)

Task Force Kapatid Nina upbeat on power restoration

Time-tested Task Force Kapatid (TFK) remains upbeat on completing power restoration works for Nina-hit areas by early February as its ground personnel now totals 1,074. 

TFK-Nina includes contingents from the National Electrification Administration (NEA), 43 electric cooperatives (ECs), and 8 private distribution utilities deployed in the various coverage areas of the eight ECs that were hit the hardest by typhoon Nina. These eight ECs are Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO I), Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ORMECO), Marinduque Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MARELCO), Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO II), Camarines III Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO III), Camarines IV Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO IV), Albay Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ALECO), and First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO). 

As of January 26, 2017, TFK has already energized 1,548,863 households out of the total of 1,683,012, bringing power restoration level to 92.03%. Meanwhile, cities and municipalities under the franchise areas of the 16 affected ECs are now 100% electrified. 

NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said, “Task Force Kapatid will always be indispensable to our efforts to alleviate the plight of our electricity consumers who are often caught in the crosshairs of typhoons and other natural calamities. NEA and the electric cooperatives cannot be in a wait-and-see mode. We always have to be on our toes to ensure that after a calamity strikes, power is given to member-consumer-owners at the soonest possible time.” 

“NEA s continuously pursuing service innovations to demonstrate its commitment to uplift the lives of the rural Filipinos. We are one with President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his clarion call to uphold the welfare of the people, especially the poorest of the poor,” Administrator Masongsong added. 

All volunteers of TFK-Nina are expected to be pulled out by the end of January, except for Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SORECO I), Sorsogon II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SORECO II), Central Pangasinan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENPELCO), Pangasinan I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PANELCO I),  Pangasinan II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PANELCO II), and Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ISECO), all of which have committed to extend their deployment in the hard-hit areas of FICELCO. 

SORECO I and II will be deployed for another week, while CENPELCO, PANELCO I and II, and ISECO have decided to stay for two weeks. 

Similarly, the teams of the Aurora Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AURELCO), Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative, Inc.-Area I (NEECO II – Area I), Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative, Inc.-Area II (NEECO II – Area II), Peninsula Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PENELCO), First Laguna Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FLECO), and Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AKELCO) have decided to assist in power restoration activities of ALECO until February 7. 

Meanwhile, Administrator Masongsong said that an EC Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan (EC-CDRRMP) is also being finalized by the NEA following a directive from Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi to come up with disaster protocols that will lessen the impact of damages to electric infrastructures and accelerate power restoration in calamity-hit areas. 

Specifically, the EC-CDRRMP intends to operationalize medium and long-term strategies in ensuring the stability and resiliency of EC distribution system facilities in times of calamities through the conduct of Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) and the development of Emergency Restoration Planning (ERP). 

According to the Administrator, “The VRA is geared towards the identification of critical assets and instituting immediate and long-term solution towards a more resilient distribution system, while the ERP is used in ensuring that the operation of the cooperative is maintained under calamity condition and the establishment of different protocols of actions in order to hasten the restoration of the system of the affected EC.” 

“These standard operating procedures will be our basis on how to respond to emergency  situations and effective carry out post-disaster action, review, and as such, will cover every aspect of emergency planning from the establishment of control and mitigation measures, to the setting up of communication protocols, and the guaranteeing of stocking and material availability,” he said. 

He added that policy are also being studied to further streamline the processing of calamity loans for availing ECs. Calamity loans offered by NEA are normally processed within six days, and bear 3.25% interest per annum, with a repayment period of 10 years but not exceeding the remaining franchise life of the EC. 

As of January 25, NEA has already extended Php100.678 million in calamity loans to three Nina-affected ECs, namely FICELCO (Php26.580 million), CASURECO I (Php11.805 million), and CASURECO IV (Php62.294 million). 

In process as well are calamity loans for MARELCO (Php14 million), CASURECO II (Php24.239 million), and CASURECO III (Php10 million), totaling Php48.239 million. 

These ECs are given a maximum grace period of one year to settle their loan obligations, while the amount of loan to be extended depends on the evaluated cost of the rehabilitation and restoration project and the availability of the funds of the NEA.



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